Tuesday 20 February 2018

Dunne's towering centrepiece was meant to rival 'top apartments in Manhattan'

Sean Dunne
Sean Dunne
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

If you asked 100 Dubliners to pick the one building that summed up the Celtic Tiger more than any other, there is a good chance most of them would choose one that was never constructed.

One Berkeley Court, as it was known, was to be the 37-storey centrepiece of 'Knightsbridge in Ballsbridge'.

Back in the heady days of 2005, Sean Dunne beat off a number of competitors to buy Jurys Hotel for €260m.

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